This unit was created in partnership with Shark Island Productions to explore the key themes and messages of the documentary film Paul Kelly - Stories of Me. The film explores the life and art of acclaimed musician Paul Kelly and the impact that he has had upon the Australian cultural landscape through his stories and his music.  The lessons ha... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Unit Overview – PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Year 9 & 10
    Unit Overview – PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Year 9 & 10
  2. PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Watching the Film
    PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Watching the Film

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Analysing and Evaluating Response
    PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Analysing and Evaluating Response
  2. PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Making the Documentary
    PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Making the Documentary
  3. PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Representation in Documentaries
    PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Representation in Documentaries
  4. PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Biography – Part 1
    PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Biography – Part 1
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  9. PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Biography – Part 2
    PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Biography – Part 2
  10. PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – The Relationship Between Story and Storyteller
    PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – The Relationship Between Story and Storyteller
  11. PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – An Australian Voice?
    PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – An Australian Voice?
  12. PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Writing the Songs
    PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Writing the Songs
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  17. PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Music Activities
    PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Music Activities

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Taking Action
    PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME – Taking Action